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Jenna Bush Hager jokes her father, former President George W. Bush, ‘cannot speak English’

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“Today” show host Jenna Bush Hager had no problem poking fun at her father, former President George W. Bush, and his occasional ‘Bushisms’.

Bush Hager was the discuss from the Merriam-Webster dictionary with her co-host Meredith Vieira and how the latest dictionary added 640 new words. The two hosts discussed whether “cumbersome” was a word.

“I love words,” Vieria said. “I am one of those children — has your father, like every night, you learned a new word in the dictionary?”

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Hager joked: “My father can’t speak English. Don’t forget him? I make a joke. He can. He is hilarious.”

Bush, who was president from 2000 to 2009, had a number of infamous moments where he flubbed his words. In 2000, he told a crowd in Arkansas, which have been rivals during the election “misunderestimated me”.

“Today” show host Jenna Bush Hager, right, during the Wednesday show that her father, former President George W. Bush, “speaks no English.”
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In 2002, while speaking to a crowd in Nashville, Bush flubbed the saying, “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.”

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Instead, Bush said, “I know it’s in Texas, probably in Tennessee that says, Fool me once, shame on … shame on you. Crazy… You can’t be fooled!”

The former president still has a good sense of humor and told Jimmy Kimmel recently that “the best humor is when you make fun of yourself.”

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